Monday, 13 April 2009

Gadwell Mania

We visited Top Hill yesterday and first of all took a walk up the side of the 'D' Resevoir towards the canal lock as a Whooper Swan had been up there a couple of days previous but there was no sightings. There were some Pink Feet amongst the Greylag Geese.

Loads of Willow Warblers singing, and fleeting glimpses, all these leaves coming out are going to make things difficult very soon in this respect.

A lot of effort is being made to improve facilities on the reserve with a new hide going in on North Marsh quite soon.

Loads of Gadwell on South Lagoon and they all seemed to be paired up I took some shots showing the Maroon feathers on the Drake.

It was quite a different story on South Marsh where a Drake Gadwell was really looking after his partner but all the other Drakes were really agitated and this led to continual skirmishes and escape flights!


Paul 2Tins said...

Hi Mike, Excellent photo's of Cadwalls in flight. Paul & Jill.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Paul & Jill.
They are beautiful ducks.

Michael Flowers said...

You've really captured the maroon on the wings well in this series of excellent shots, and the flight pics are brilliant too!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Michael you inspired me with your blog item about the maroon feathers.

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
Very nice document on a bird that rarely visit us up-here but it does happen time to time.